Synonyms for aesthete

Grammar : Noun
Spell : es-theet or, esp. British, ees-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɛs θit or, esp. British, ˈis-

Définition of aesthete

Origin :
  • 1878, in vogue 1881, from Greek aisthetes "one who perceives," from stem of aisthanesthai "to perceive, to feel" (see aesthetic).
  • I want to be an aesthete,And with the aesthetes stand;A sunflower on my forehead,And a lily in my hand.["Puck," Oct. 5, 1881]
  • noun person having great sensitivity to beauty
Example sentences :
  • He is not really an aesthete at all; he is too Voltairian for that.
  • Extract from : « Suspended Judgments » by John Cowper Powys
  • Indeed, if he had agreed with the aesthete, he would possibly not have introduced him.
  • Extract from : « The Longest Journey » by E. M. Forster
  • But it wasn't a scientist's curiosity; it was an aesthete's.
  • Extract from : « Breaking Point » by James E. Gunn
  • As a matter of fact, there was much more of the aesthete in him than of the Nonconformist.
  • Extract from : « Old and New Masters » by Robert Lynd
  • And this is the condition of the decadent, of the aesthete, of the free-lover.
  • Extract from : « The Defendant » by G.K. Chesterton
  • You know what he says—'The aesthete is, after all, only a dallier.
  • Extract from : « The Tempting of Tavernake » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • This, for that ruthless egotist, the aesthete, is the substance of all things theatrical.
  • Extract from : « Egotism in German Philosophy » by George Santayana
  • The aesthete must not ask me to mingle my tears with his, because these things are merely useful and ugly.
  • Extract from : « What I Saw in America » by G. K. Chesterton
  • Aesthete and libertine alike sink to the lower level of pleasure, and their emotions become obscene.
  • Extract from : « The Evolution of Love » by Emil Lucka
  • That aesthete, to be sure, was right, when he said: "It is Style that makes one believe in a thing; nothing but Style."
  • Extract from : « The Complete Essays of John Galsworthy » by John Galsworthy

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